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ASIC Implementation of Highly Reliable IR-UWB Transceiver for Industrial Automation

Sonom Olonbayar, Gunter Fischer, Dan Kreiser, Denys Martynenko, Oleksiy Klymenko, Rolf Kraemer and Eckhard Grass
From the journal Frequenz


An in-depth treatment of impulse an radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) wireless system is provided reviewing theoretical background, proceeding with detailed implementation procedure, and finally giving simulation and test results. This is the first research and prototyping work to be published in the field of IR-UWB that operates in the 6–8 GHz band. The aim of this work is to implement an IR-UWB wireless system for industrial automation that is robust and reliable. To achieve this, an analogue bandwidth of 250 MHz and digital baseband processing at the clock frequency 499.2 MHz were realized in a 250 nm BiCMOS process, integrating the complete system into a single chip. Simulation and measurement results confirm that the implemented IR-UWB transceiver is operational across four frequency channels in the band 6–8 GHz each supporting three data rates 850 kb/s, 6.81 Mb/s and 27.24 Mb/s.


This work had been carried out within the framework of the project KUSZ ( that was funded by the Ministry of Education and Research, Germany. Many ideas and results presented in this publication were generated during the runtime of the project. The authors wish to take this opportunity to extend their sincere gratitude to all partners involved for their great efforts and time invested. In particular, a large contribution was made from the industrial partners Festo, WAGO, TES, Airbus as well as academic collaborators Dortmund University of Technology (TUDo), and Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) to build a highly complex and expressive demonstrator.


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Received: 2015-7-1
Published Online: 2016-6-16
Published in Print: 2016-7-1

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